4 Amazing European Cycling Trips to Try in 2021

Are you wanting to get out into nature and head on some cycling trips? Staying at home during lockdown is the safer thing to do, but it’s also made everyone stir-crazy. Surrounding yourself with only the four walls of your home can make you antsy for new sights and adventures, but with current travel restrictions, it may seem impossible to get out there and see what the world has to offer.

Fortunately, that doesn’t have to be the case! While you’ll still have to follow safety protocols to limit the virus’s spread, you can go sightseeing across Europe by going on cycling adventures. Not only will you get some wicked exercise out of moving through the continent on two wheels, but you’ll also get to enjoy breathtaking views that are otherwise inaccessible via plane, bus, or train. Here are four exciting cyclic trips to try in 2021:


The Baltic States

If you have an appetite for something more adventurous, you’ll definitely want to consider cycling through the three Baltic States of Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia. You’ll enjoy unique sights as you pedal along Curonian Spit in Lithuania while enjoying the comforting warmth of the sun. You’ll also see Lithuania’s most charming side through its lovely resort town, Nida, which is bordered by a gorgeous lagoon. The three states are also full of dunes and pine-tree forests, giving you many exciting places to explore.

Hadrian’s Wall, the United Kingdom

Another place you can explore is Hadrian’s Wall. You can choose to ride across the countryside to reach Hadrian’s Wall, as you’ll get to visit rustic towns and enjoy tranquil river valleys along the way, making the journey just as picturesque as the destination. You’ll get your much-awaited sense of achievement once you finally reach the cliff’s edge and behold the North Sea, as you’ve gone across England on just two wheels!


Coast-to-Coast in the United Kingdom

There’s a lot to see on our own shores, so you can have your very own coast-to-coast cycling adventure whenever you want. We’ve got Hartland Pass and its smooth zig-zag roads, giving you a hearty workout as you make your way through one of the longest continual climbs in the country. Once you ride over the hill, you’ll enjoy amazing panoramic views of endless green highlands and the gorgeous waters of Solway Firth. When you’re ready for a snack, you can make your way down to one of the Pennine villages, which is full of delicious treats.

Murcia, Southern Spain

If you’re in the mood for a more peaceful holiday, you may want to explore a cycling retreat to Murcia, in the south of Spain. With their quiet, quaint rural roads, you’ll be pedalling through a gorgeous semi-desert landscape and enjoy Moorish villages, historic cathedrals, and other stunning pieces of history. It’s best to go on a cycling trip here between mid-February and the end of March to witness the full bloom of the almond and apricot orchards, which are truly a sight to behold. You can also opt to visit Murcia during the winter months, as you’ll still enjoy sunny days and pleasant temperatures.


It may be more challenging to become a modern adventurer in the time of COVID-19, but going on cycling adventures is one of the safest ways to travel since you’ll be outdoors the entire time. You also won’t be sharing enclosed spaces with anyone. It’ll just be you and sweet Mother Nature as you ride your way through Europe!

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